Regular Saturday Activities
All our regular Saturday activities are now underway. See below for more details:
Would you like to find out if sailing is for you? Or perhaps you sailed a very long time ago and want to see if you’d like to get back into it? Then our Taster Sessions are for you. We offer one, two or three hour dinghy sailing sessions, two-and-a-half hour windsurfer sessions and coming soon, stand-up paddleboarding and wingsurfing tasters. All of these are open to non-members.
Our popular Saturday coaching sessions restarted on 1st April 2023. These are open to all members who have passed an RYA Level 2 (adult) or Stage 2 (youth) course. Adult coaching on Saturday mornings is followed by Sociable Saturday racing in the afternoon, with two informal races allowing those who want more relaxed racing away from the cut-and-thrust of club racing to improve their skills in a friendly environment.
In parallel with this is Team Grafham, where the National and International Champions of tomorrow can hone their sailing skills. We have a group of youngsters who have been joining in Team Grafham for many years; several are now RYA qualified Dinghy Instructors or Assistant Instructors but there is always something more to learn. Those who are younger or newer to sailing have a dedicated instructor who helps them to gain more confidence in the boat and improve their boat handling skills. It is a great place to make new friends and improve your sailing, the older sailors are always looking out for the younger, less experienced ones.
Of course the water is open every day (except at Christmas and New Year) for those who just want to enjoy the water. Check the opening and closing times, and be sure to observe the safety flags and let the Coxswain know if you are going afloat during the week when the safety cover is “reactive”. On Tuesday mornings we have ‘Tuesday Group‘ and on Friday afternoons ‘Friendly Friday‘ for those who want to join an organised group of casual sailors.